Beverley Ann Busson, O.C.M., O.B.C., a graduate of UBC Law in 1990, has been appointed to the Advisory Council on National Security (ACNS) by Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Ms. Busson’s appointment follows a distinguished career in law enforcement culminating in her rise to the position of Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Since her membership in the first class of women to become Regular Members of the RCMP in 1974, Ms. Busson has been actively involved in community, justice and student programs. Her important contributions have included work with the Aboriginal Cadet Program, the establishment of Canada’s first undergraduate degree in Criminal Investigation at the University College of the Fraser Valley and the establishment of BC’s highly touted Organized Crime Agency.
Ms. Busson has been awarded the RCMP Long Service Medal for 30 years of Good Conduct, the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal and the Canadian Forces Vice Chief of Defence Staff Commendation for her support of the Canadian Cadet Movement. In 2004, she was invested as a Commander of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces and also received an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from the University College of the Fraser Valley. She was awarded the Order of British Columbia in 2006.